Lee Mossop to miss chunk of first NRL season
Lee Mossop has revealed he is to miss the first nine games of the 2014 NRL season with a shoulder injury.
The former Wigan back-rower, who joined Parramatta Eels in the summer, has been carrying the injury for two years but was advised by his new coaching team to undergo surgery immediately.
“When I realised I was signing for Parramatta, I sat down with the coach after the World Cup,” he said.
“In 2011 I had a shoulder injury which I played with for two years and I could’ve quite easily played again for this season without having a surgery.
“But I spoke with Brad [Arthur] and spoke with Pete Nolan and Daniel Anderson and we all agreed that from my point of view, I wanted to come over and although I was playing, I wasn’t able to play at my full potential which I thought was important.
“The big thing for me is I’m hoping to be at Parramatta for the long term and I think now before I start it was better off to get that fixed up so I could go into the season all guns blazing and hopefully give it my best shot.
“I’m hoping for about round ten, about that time,” he added.Comment on this and other stories on the Total Rugby League Fans Forum